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Easy cleaning with cotton?

Why is cotton so important in your daily life? Is it because it has a great ability to control moisture and provide comfort? Yes, adding to the above-mentioned quality, it is also easy to wash and flexible to use. What more can we need from a cloth material?

Cotton fabric is breathable and absorbent hence it allows you to remain comfortable throughout the day. Also, it is soft and easily stretches, making it a convenient material to use, especially in hot climates.

Worried about stains on the plate?

Oh, kitchen towels are so helpful! From cleaning the dirt to wiping up fruits and vegetables. But why are they so underrated? 

Kitchen towels may seem simple as an accessory, but for the one who loves cooking and baking, this is different. It is the most used and useful item out there. The texture of kitchen towels is supposed to be tough enough to handle all the rubbing and scrubbing. It should also be soft enough to absorb the spills and be kind to our hands.

Considering you have bought a new set of kitchen towels after reading this article, always remember to wash them before use. Pre-washing the product helps it to attain its maximum absorbency and be soft to the touch. Also, in some cases, the colour sticks to the fabric, making the colour fade during the initial wash. This is mostly found in silicone-coated unnatural fabrics. So machine wash can get tricky with those. 

Don’t forget to keep the towel dry or else the moisture becomes a breeding spot for fungus and bacteria. Hanging them out in the sun to get them dry would help with proper air circulation. Or, for some, even the door handle would work.

A common problem with bath towels made of poor-quality cotton is that they shrink and become thinner after a few washes. This is why thorough cotton checks on brands are necessary.

Table napkins, the ultimate guide for table setting

Set your table with cloth napkins anytime you host a special meal or anytime you want to make your ordinary meal feel special. Even though cotton napkins have been there for ages, these table napkins seem to elevate the table setting.

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Is it better to use cloth napkins for tables?

Cloth napkins are more eco-friendly than paper napkins. When you choose cloth napkins over paper napkins, you create less waste. And moreover, they look classier for your table.

How to arrange napkin on your dining table

Whether you are trying to host a dinner party or just decorating your dining table, whether it is a buffet or casual lunch with friends, napkins on your table can do wonders. So it is very important how you arrange your table napkins.

We all know that the fun of being a host to a function is decoration. Being the host, it’s your privilege to choose the colour and theme of the setting. You can experiment with ideas to arrange the table with just the table napkins. Placing them next to the plates is the most convenient way for guests to use the napkins. But why not have a little fun by creating new folds and patterns with it? Imagine cutleries wrapped in cotton napkins, doesn’t that look neat? We say, explore your creative side right here!

Bath towels: The most fashionable towel out there

Isn’t having a fresh hot shower a relaxation for many out there? While talking about showers, bath towels are one of the few main things that come to our minds. Bath towels are one of the most important household tools that we would not remember until and unless when in use. Keep a healthy shower habit by indulging in quality bathing accessories.

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When you are looking to decorate your bathroom, you tend to opt for cosy, delicate and soft bath towels. Most people opt for cloth made of fine quality and of cotton. The smooth material will provide you with a comfortable and luxurious experience. Body care is an essential routine, and it all starts with basics like bath towels.

Do’s and don’ts of buying a bath towel

Choosing a bath towel is not a simple task because only a few suit your requirement. To do it rightly, you can try considering the following aspects which fasten the process of choosing.

  1. Durability

This is the most important aspect that determines the value of your investment. You can ensure that the towel you choose is long-lasting by doing some research on the materials used in the towel and collecting reviews from customers who purchased them.

  1. Luxury

Bath towels have the ability to make your bathing experience either disastrous or blissful. Towels of high-quality materials enhance a sense of comfort and joy in you adding a refreshing experience. So always be wise and don’t spoil the fun of this experience!

  1. Size

You can choose the size of your bath towel with regard to your stature. Light-weighted ones can add to your convenience.

Inducing everyday accessories with cotton material is the best change that brings us close to the goal of zero waste. You can reuse them as many times as you want. You will save money and it is undoubtedly the best for the planet. We would love to know if you get to use cotton accessories too. 

Guide to cleaning your Cotton Floor Cushions

Washing cushions could be a hassle sometimes. Though there are cushions that have separate covers that are considered easy to take out for a wash than those that are stitched up completely, keeping your cushions clean takes some effort.

General Cleaning

The traditional method of washing by tossing cushions in the machine may not be the best option for cleaning your floor cushions that are stitched up completely. If you are in that space of wondering what you can do to get floor cushions cleaned up, a general cleaning tip would be to vacuum them first. Vacuuming the cushions with an upholstery attachment regularly will remove any dirt, hair, or fur that get camouflaged with the cushion. Once you vacuum them be sure to use a damp sponge with some detergent and water to give the cushion a gentle wipe, spray some air refresher over it to give it some fragrance.

A majority of the cushion stains are caused by spills and accidents in the home. The method of cleaning the stains depends on what you have spilled and what fabric you have spilled it on. The key to removing any stain and saving your cushion is to deal with it as soon as possible. Stains that are given proper treatment at the right time helps to avoid a dirt spot in the future.

Dealing with Stains

Any fresh spills need to be scooped up immediately from the surface of the cushion, use a dry white cloth to blot out the stains and absorb as much as you can. Dampen another white cloth with some cool water to dab over the stain, work your way outside-in to avoid spreading the stain on the cushion. 

Many stains get cleaned up by using just water. However, if that doesn’t do the job. You can dissolve some detergent in water or use some diluted stain remover to spray over the stain to repeat the dabbing processing before wiping it off with another clean cloth. Again, remember to work your way outside-in to avoid any spreading. Be careful not to use too much detergent, as you will need to get it off your cushion later.

Stubborn Stains

Some stubborn stains caused by chewing gum, ink, or oil might be a bit difficult to clean off from the cushions. Some home remedies might work. However, it is best to leave it for the professionals. Giving your cushions to the dry-cleaning services to have a look at the tough stains is worth the expense as they will be better judges of getting rid of the tough stubborn stains. Also ensure that you explain everything about the stain to the professions – the duration of the stain, the cause of the stain, etc. This would make it easier for them to provide the right treatment and restore it to its best condition. And always remember not to use bleach to brighten your cushions fabrics as this could weaken the fabric and cause it to lose its integrity.


Let’s talk about Thoppia’s Floor Cushions

  • Our Floor Cushions are filled with recron-fibers making them a unique product that is 100% washable and long-lasting.
  • The floor cushions are designed for daily use, you can indulge yourself in absolute relaxation without worrying about the cushion giving away.
  • Thoppia’s floor cushions are made from 100% cotton fabrics.
Thoppia Floor Cushions

Some FAQs about Thoppia’s Floor Cushions

Will the floor cushions lose shape after washing?

The retention of the shape of your floor cushions is dependent on the material used in the filling. Using a filling that maintains its integrity even during wet conditions are the ones that survive the wash and retain their shape. Floor cushions made at Thoppia can be hand-washed as they are filled with recron-fibers. These fibers help the cushion retain the same shape after being completely soaked in water. However, the challenge is the time that takes for the cushions to dry up completely which is somewhere between 2 to 3 days.

Can the Floor cushion covers be removed for washing?

The floor cushions at Thoppia come intact with the filling. The covers are not separable and will need to be washed as a whole.

Will the floor cushion color fade after washing?

No, all our fabrics are checked for colorfastness. The colors won’t run on washing. It may get faded if you keep it on the sun for a longer time for drying or if you place it outdoors regularly.

How often do they need to be washed?

Our floor cushions can be washed once every 2 or 3 months depending on your usage. Regular vacuuming is sure to keep your cushions clean for longer.

What are the dimensions of the floor cushions?

The cushions form a square with every side measuring 51cm or 20 inches, while the thickness of the cushion is about 10cm or 4inches.